29 March 2017

A Note from Met Film School on Article 50

By Danny Kelly | Categorised in News, CEO Blog

With the notification of Article 50 today, you may be wondering what this news might mean for Met Film School students and future students.

This is a time of huge uncertainty and change, for sure, but there is at least a two-year horizon for the UK to plan a transition out of the EU. It’s clear that the key parties and authorities in the UK and EU want the transition process to be orderly and carefully considered – it is in everybody’s interests to take that approach.

There is also much that will not change, not least the unique qualities of our institution and student body that we have built up over the last 13 years and which will continue to grow. Our connections to the industry will not be affected. Our school and our qualifications will remain internationally recognised and we and our graduates will continue to be leaders in the industry. We will continue to teach students from around the world who are drawn to the UK as a global hub and epicentre of the creative industries, and we will continue to celebrate diversity and our global society in our approach to education.

We don’t expect the decision to affect our current students in London or Berlin. We also do not believe that incoming students for the 2017/18 academic year will be affected, including those from the EU, although this is not yet confirmed. For now, there is no reason to assume any change to your immigration status or access to student loans. If the government advises differently in the future, we will let those students and prospective students know and help them navigate the uncertainty. All offers which have been made relating to incoming students’ acceptances will, of course, be honoured and will we support students as much as possible.

If you are considering studying with us, and are concerned about the implications of the triggering of Article 50 on your ability to study with us, I would recommend you get in touch with us and we will be able to discuss through with you any possible implications.

As and when more becomes clear in the coming months, we will update you as we go. Meanwhile, if you are a current student and have any thoughts or concerns, please contact the student administration team who will be happy to help. For prospective students, you should contact the admissions team on +44 20 8280 9119 or email them on info@metfilmschool.co.uk.

The bottom line is that whatever challenges come our way as a result of this decision, Met Film School remains and will remain committed to all its students and is proud of the diversity and the character and inspiration of our entire student body. We and our graduates will continue to thrive.

Jonny Persey, Met Film Director

Chris Maples, Chief Executive, Met Film

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